University of California, Irvine

Crowd mentality

Do you know what the price of gas will be in six months? How about the extent of the expected U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan by year’s end? As an individual, predicting such things with any degree ...

dateSep 21, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Another iron in the fire

A tiny protein has been identified by University of California researchers as a possible alternate route for tuberculosis to spread in the human body – which could lead to better treatments for one of ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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Rethinking 'reachability'

(PhysOrg.com) -- In today’s world, the line between work and personal time often blurs. Communication technologies force people to negotiate when, where and how they are connected. While smartphones may ...

dateApr 12, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Like a lightbulb going off

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine being able to see to the penny how much it costs to use your jumbo high definition television or your tiny nightlight – in real time. That’s what a dozen University Hills ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Now you see him

Imagine if Harry Potter’s cloak were real , or that you could blot out the sight of something as easily as pressing a mute button to eliminate sound. To some, this seems like “pi in the sky” ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Mathematics
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Shedding light on risks of LEDs

If you haven't taken down your Christmas lights yet, do it very carefully. Those modern, light-emitting diode bulbs marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lights actually ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Environment
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One-child policy yields multiple woes

China recently marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of its one-child-per-couple policy. Intended to curtail the nation’s burgeoning population, it has produced a serious gender imbalance, a ballooning ...

dateJan 04, 2011 in Health
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